Author Fonda Lee joins us to discuss her new series that kicked off with Jade City, her Andre Norton-nominated novel Exo, her writing process and research methods–and yet another Great British Bake-off reference! How can you go wrong, listener?
Chris, Chia and George convene to discuss the ways writing changes the reading process. Does writing make you more critical of the books you read? Do you looks for different things from a story once you’re aware of the craft involved? There are no universal answers, but we examine the topic from our own experiences.
The gang’s all here for the first time in a few weeks! It’s a good time to catch up on the latest news in UN territories. First, Cath talks to previous guests Kate Heartfield and Rachel Marks–and both have exciting news! Then we discuss our own happenings, from the Abandoned Places launch and FOGcon to grad school, rejectomancy and beyond.
The British invasion continues in the conclusion of our two-part conversation with authors Emma and Peter Newman. Herein we discuss the origins of the Tea & Jeopardy podcast, teaching as an influence in writing, dressmaking, upcoming appearances and anything else we didn’t get to last time. (part 2 of 2)
Too much pizzazz for one episode! Talented duo Peter and Emma Newman join us for a lengthy discussion of their individual works (Planetfall and The Vagrant, to name two) as well as their Hugo-winning collaboration, the Tea & Jeopardy podcast. And that’s but the tip of the iceberg. Roleplaying, dress-making, audiobook narrating… the only peril lies in skipping this episode, dear listener. (part 1 of 2)
The endlessly entertaining Delilah S. Dawson joins us to discuss her recent Star Wars tie-in novel, Phasma, as well as her other novels and comics. Delilah writes in a number of genres and is known for her unique blend of humor and darkness. She’s also a master of word creation who gave us terms like whimsydark and humpalicious. We can’t wait for her upcoming collaboration with Kevin Hearne, Kill the Farm Boy. How can you pass up this one?
Abandoned Places is an anthology of short stories featuring a mix of new and established writers, including stories by Ray Bradbury, Dashiell Hammett and Edgar Allen Poe. It’s the first release from Shohola Press, a new venture by UN’s own Chris and George! We discuss the book, which releases on March 9, and also hear from many authors with stories therein–including UN’s Cath and Chia, Lauren C. Teffeau, Anna Yeatts and Ransom Noble.
(NEWS FLASH! Also includes a bonus, exclusive scoop of exciting news from Lauren! You heard it first on Unreliable Narrators!)
If you’re in the SF Bay Area, come to our readings and signings at FOGcon in Walnut Creek (Sat. 3/10 @ 8PM) and at Book Passage in San Francisco (Mon. 3/12 @ 6PM).
Full details are available at the Shohola Press website.
Cath receives a mini-update from former guest, J. Kathleen Cheney, about her latest projects. Then Chia, Cath and Chris discuss the whys and wherefores of writing prompts. What makes a good prompt? How can prompts help inspire your own writing? We take stabs at answering these questions and others.